The cheapest times to fly from AVL to NKG are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • September 3rd to September 23rd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AVL to NKG is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $3397 for Saturday flights during mid August, or as low as $1007 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from Asheville, NC (AVL) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $1073 to $2475 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $1100. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2347. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1247 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1330 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AVL to NKG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AVL to NKG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

AVL to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AVL to NKG flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Asheville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $391 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1317. Return trip prices are from the NKG to AVL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AVL to NKG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking AVL to NKG

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AVL to NKG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (AVL > LAX > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1074
  • Average savings: $257 (19.29%)

See AVL to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (AVL > JFK > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1108
  • Average savings: $223 (16.73%)

See AVL to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (AVL > SFO > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1137
  • Average savings: $193 (14.51%)

See AVL to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AVL to NKG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, KLM, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lukou Airport to Asheville Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7591 miles or 12216 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AVL to NKG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AVL to NKG flight is about 14 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Asheville, NC and Nanjing?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from AVL to NKG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code AVL
Origination airport name Asheville Regional Airport
City Asheville, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.4
Longitude -82.5

Return Airport

Destination code NKG
Destination airport name Lukou Airport
City Nanjing
Country China
Latitude 31.7
Longitude 118.9


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